The End is Nigh

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The end of waiting for the book, that is!  Yes.

Last week I literally jetted over to Barcelona to see the first print run of the special backer editions.  The quality is astonishing - all the screenshots are super-crisp and the black is really vivid.  Which is important for screenshots of old games because a lot of them had black backgrounds with very little in the way of graphics on top...

I have attached a brief video so that you may experience our excitement second-hand.

The books are currently being bound and having holographic foil applied, and will be on their way to the UK very shortly.  Next Thursday I shall be nipping off to the warehouse and signing thousands of them, and then they'll be sent off to you.  After that they should arrive at your address, and then you can read them if you want!

By an incredible feat of speed, Penguin have already printed some of the trade editions and sent them to reviewers.  These are the standard books that will be sold in shops and through Amazon etc.  I haven't seen one yet but I'm told they're very nice, although as nothing compared to the lovely backer editions you folks are getting.

Thank you again for your support, without which there would be no book for anyone.  I really think you will enjoy it.



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Mark Carr
Mark Carr says:

Nice! - Thanks for the update, looking forward to it :)

November 11, 2015

Lindsey Lawrence
Lindsey Lawrence says:

Can't wait!

November 11, 2015

Karl Inglott
Karl Inglott says:

I'll be waiting at my letterbox awaiting the arrival - indefinitely. If I do not come back to give my thoughts, I may have died of dehydration or a blood clot. Looking forward to getting it! :)

November 11, 2015

Bald Harry
Bald Harry says:

Ink! Ink! Lovely lovely ink!


November 11, 2015

Paul Jacobson
Paul Jacobson says:

I haven't been this excited since walking to work and seeing Doctor Who being filmed in Trafalgar Square, so yes VERY excited =)

November 11, 2015

Joshua Wood
Joshua Wood says:

Really can't wait I'm so glad I bought a copy.

November 11, 2015

Alastair Oxby
Alastair Oxby says:

has near death experience cause by exciment

November 11, 2015

John Adlington
John Adlington says:

You're more than welcome sir, looking forward to it!

November 11, 2015

Michael Smythe
Michael Smythe says:

I can't find this information anywhere, but if I backed for a e-pub version of the book, when will that be released? I'm assuming when the print edition is shipping out to backers, but I couldn't find that information.

November 11, 2015

Ben Olson
Ben Olson says:

Do you think that people outside of Europe will get theirs by the end of the month, or will we have to wait until mid-December?

November 11, 2015

Katya Fleming
Katya Fleming says:

My body is ready.

November 11, 2015

Matthew Wood
Matthew Wood says:

Both of my bodies are ready.

November 11, 2015

Ivan Odintsoff
Ivan Odintsoff says:

Great! Any delivery date in mind for the digital only version?

November 12, 2015

Nils Georgii
Nils Georgii says:

I'm sorry that I'm one of the people who will put you through the signing process, but to think that I'll have something signed by my favourite internet personality excites me.

November 12, 2015

John Edwards
John Edwards says:

I'm looking forward to reading this. I've always loved Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of and I can't wait to read it.

November 12, 2015

Dmitriy Gavryushkin
Dmitriy Gavryushkin says:

This is awesome! Especially since I get a special edition all to myself!

Also, I've never seen books being printed, so that was pretty cool.

November 12, 2015

Christopher Ringe
Christopher Ringe says:

When will this be shipping to America?
I am really excited for it! I just hope I can get it soon.

November 13, 2015

John Huxley
John Huxley says:

Cool stuff. Got my pip-boy edition Fallout turning up at the end of the month also, tis a good november :)

November 13, 2015

Austin Lux
Austin Lux says:

Why didn't you schedule a meetup at Barcelona? I live within 30 munites of there. now I'm sad...

November 14, 2015

Thomas Ferry
Thomas Ferry says:

When does the digital version get released?

November 17, 2015

Stuart Taylor
Stuart Taylor says:

When are the UK hard backs expected to be shipped? Really wanted to have mine for the Coventry signing. (you know, get it double signed and all that...) Can I bring ANYTHING along for signing... ;)

December 06, 2015

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